Alison Poulsen

Alison Poulsen

Board Member

In June 2014, Alison moved from Seattle to lead the Better Health Together team of tenacious problem solvers committed to radically improving our region’s health. Better Health Together is a community based nonprofit organization.

Alison brings a wealth of executive level nonprofit leadership, corporate social responsibility and community engagement experience as key tools for creating sustainable community impact. Prior to moving Spokane, she served as the Executive Director at WithinReach, positioning the organization for the “once in a generation” opportunity to implement the Affordable Care Act in Washington State. Over the past 20 years, Alison has also served as the Executive Director of four other Northwest nonprofit organizations—NPower NW, Seattle Works, VolunteerWorks and the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce. Alison currently serves as a board member of the Washington State School Employee Benefit Board and the Washington 211 Board.

When Alison isn't building community, she is part of a great family that includes Erik, two amazing kids, Barrett (age 16) and Claire (age 14) plus Dodge and Penny June (Australian Shepherd pups), six chickens and on occasion a flock of lambs. A transplant to Spokane, she loves Orange Theory, walking and hiking, and binge watching tv.

Washington State Appointee First Term: 10.18.22-10.14.26